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As I sometimes find Wednesday is a bit of a hump, especially when I’m working full time, I’m making Wednesday my “inspiring quote day” from now on!
I think writers as a species tend to be outsiders. We’re more often observers than participants, sometimes recluses even. But deep down, I think what pretty much everyone craves and understands is the fundamental desire to live more. That’s basically it in a nutshell. If one assumes we only get one crack at this life, we all want to make the most of it; yet, many of us wonder if we’re somehow not taking full advantage of this precious opportunity and selling ourselves short.
Almost always everyone’s goal– and this goes for writers, their audiences, and (importantly) the characters they create — boils down to a desire to live more fully. To somehow free ourselves, in whatever ways necessary, to live the most authentic, productive, and rewarding life we possibly can. Give your lead characters some unique, specific form of that universal goal and substantial obstacles to overcome on the road to it, and people’s hearts and minds (and not incidentally, wallets) will follow.